Original Document
Original Document
 H. D. [Hilda Doolittle], "Pear Tree," Sea Garden, 1916.

    Silver dust
    lifted from the earth,
    higher than my arms reach,
    you have mounted,
    O silver,
    higher than my arms reach
    you front us with great mass;
    no flower ever opened
    so staunch a white leaf,
    no flower ever parted silver
    from such rare silver;
    O white pear,
    your flower-tufts
    thick on the branch
    bring summer and ripe fruits
    in their purple hearts.

Credit: H.D. Papers. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University and New Directions Publishing
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